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Plantar fasciitis is a very painful condition where your heel may hurt, feel hot or swell. The pain is a result of inflammation or microscopic tears of the plantar fascia. The fascia is a thin layer of tough tissue supporting the arch of the foot.

Often when you have plantar fasciitis, the pain is at its most intense when you first get out of bed. Sometimes it is noticeable at the beginning of an activity and then gets better as the body warms up. Prolonged standing may cause pain, as well.

Severe plantar fasciitis pain can cause loss of time from work and may lead to partial or total disability. Common surgical procedures used for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis may also lead to permanent disability.

There are two phases of the condition.  Fasciitis is inflammation.  Inflammation alone can be treated with numerous conservative treatments.  Anything that addresses rest and inflammation can be helpful.  The chiropodist may use strapping, taping, orthotics, or lasers in this phase.  If the condition has moved on to phase 2, the tissue is damaged (microtearing), and needs to be repaired.  For Phase 2 or chronic plantar fasciitis (fasciosis), high energy ESWT is the only FDA approved device proven to create this repair without surgery.

E.S.W.T treats a variety of conditions using shock waves, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), outside the body. The treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. This quick, effective procedure harnesses intense but very short energy waves to heal many chronic painful orthopedic conditions.

Shockwaves are applied via hand piece and held against the skin. In the initial phase of the treatment it may cause some pain, however, this indicates correct targeting of the problem area. Many patients receive pain relief in just 8-10 days after the first treatment. This ESWT treatment can eliminate heel pain in as few as 6 treatments. Although, depending on your condition you may require 6 to 10 treatments, the average is 6. 

Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic offers this treatment to patients to help improve signs and symptoms of painful conditions including: plantar fasciosis.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic. 

 

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416-465-8737

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